I ordered The Cravory Cookie of the Month subscription for February 2015 after finding a coupon (HEART15) for $5 off a purchase. This review is for the Teaser pack which is six limited edition cookies created for the month of February.
I subscribed expecting large, amazing cookies based on the photos and descriptions. However that’s not quite what I got.
Gold Dust Cookie-A shiny edible gold coating is what makes this cookie so special, delicious of course, but who doesn’t want to eat a golden cookie. It’s like Wonka’s golden ticket but as a cookie and just for February. Dark chocolate Dough topped with gold dust spray.
This was a rich, chocolaty cookie with chocolate chips inside. This was my second favorite cookie. I feel like this has an insane amount of butter in it, though. So much that the butter flavor almost masked the chocolate goodness.
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry– This was supposed to have white chocolate drizzle on it but, as you can see, it does not. Fine with me because I don’t like white chocolate anyway. This is strawberry cookie dough with a thick chocolate coating on top. This was my first favorite cookie until I reached the center and realized it was not cooked all the way through. Seriously not cooked.
I love chocolate but I felt there was too much of it because it masked the actually tasty strawberry cookie part.
Nerd Crush Cookie– A combination of Vanilla A’Peels and Nerds candy tucked into Graham Cracker Dough.
The best part of this cookie were the Nerds on top. This was too weird of a combination for me. Without the Nerds, the graham cracker cookie would have been better. I think. Not too fond of the white frosting either. Hm.
Love Birds Cookie-Chocolate truffle dough is swirled with our Red Velvet dough to create one super delicious cookie.
Since Red Velvet is basically chocolate cake with food coloring there’s not much of a taste difference between the two colors. This has vanilla bits and truffle chunks it in it, too. If it didn’t have the truffle chunks, it would have been my first favorite. It didn’t have an overpowering butter taste either.
Nuts about You– Almonds, pralines, dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt. Almond dough with cashews and pralines.
This cookie was hard as a rock, very sugary and nutty. I liked the taste but not the rock hardness.
For Him– An oatmeal stout dough with chcolate covered bacon and marshmallows. A soft, savory cookie, thanks to the bacon. Too weird for me since I prefer my bacon crunchy but it was fun to try!
VERDICT: All six cookies were so much smaller than I was expecting. For spending nearly $2 a cookie, I absolutely expected something a bit more substantial. If I had read the FAQ, I might have had a better idea of the actual size. I think I don’t care much for their recipes since they seem to rely heavily on butter and I found that to be too distracting compared to the other ingredients. At least I *think* butter is the flavor that is overpowering. Could be something else. I’m not a super expert, though I do make my own cookies from scratch most of the time.
This was not worth the $11 I paid and definitely would not be worth full price. I also was disappointed that they charge $7 for shipping, yet ship their cookies in a flat rate $5 USPS shipping box. Why charge $2 extra for shipping? We are already paying a premium to get the cookies shipped.
Honestly? I wish I’d saved my money but it’s probably a good thing for me to be a guinea pig for something like this and save someone else the trouble. I was SO excited, too! The flavors seemed so fun and for some reason I thought the cookies would be larger (and fully cooked in the case of the strawberry one).
I do believe these were freshly made and they were individually sealed which is nice. No ingredient list was included and the February cookies ingredients were not available on the site yet. The flavors were definitely creative, that’s for sure.
If you would like to check them out and see what they’ve got going on for yourself, head to www.thecravory.com and find out.